Daily Archives: June 19, 2011

Not Everyone Rioted In Vancouver

When the moment of passion strikes!

When the Canucks of Vancouver lost the Stanley Cup to the Boston Bruins, riots broke out.  Just not between this couple found kissing in the streets amongst the chaos.  Or are they kissing?

Vancouver kiss couple ‘were knocked down by riot police’.  The Guardian.

A second shot emerged showing more people around the couple and adding to the mystery.  [IMAGE HERE]

A witness, identifying himself as William, wrote to the Vancouver Sun to give his take. He said he was on top of a carpark looking down on the place where the picture was taken. “What happened was the police line rushed the crowd and this couple trying to stay together couldn’t react in time and were run over my two riot police officers.

“The girl who was knocked over landed head first on the pavement with her boyfriend landing partially on top of her. She was in visible pain, crying, but the two officers gave them a parting shove and moved on. Bystanders went to go make sure she was OK. I understand that the frontline police have to control the crowd but it is a bit ridiculous that they couldn’t have other officers or paramedics behind the line to help anyone who is hurt.”

Not Everyone Rioted In Vancouver.  Some got run over.

“Lovers, not fighters.”
Image courtesy of Rich Lam via Getty via http://mlkshk.com/p/3HJY